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Johnson and Bell Promotes Casciato to Shareholder

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Johnson & Bell Raises Over $2400 for Mercy Home for Boys & Girls’ March for Kids Campaign

On Thursday, March 17, 2016, Johnson & Bell, Ltd. attorneys and staff took to the streets of downtown Chicago to raise money for Mercy Home for Boys & Girls’ March for Kids campaign. Associate attorney, Katherine A. Twardak, who organized the effort, reports that our attorneys and staff stood on the corners of Dearborn and   Continue Reading »

Risk Management "Moment" -- Enhancing Guest Safety at Hotels

Several quick suggestions for improving guest safety at hotels. Premises Audit: Often referred to as a legal liability audit, these initiatives help hotels identify and address the risks they face on their properties. The audit can be performed by a hotel’s security team or a third party, but it needs to be conducted by an   Continue Reading »
Health Care

Beatty Wins Summary Judgment for Health Insurer

A Clark County, Illinois trial judge has granted a motion brought by Johnson & Bell, Ltd. Shareholder William G. Beatty for summary judgment on behalf of a health insurance company, finding that the pre-existing condition exclusion in the policy issued to the plaintiff applied to the plaintiff’s claim as a matter of law. The court determined,   Continue Reading »

Appellate Court Ruling Provides a Risk Management “Moment” on Duty to Defend

Artisan and Truckers Casualty Company repeatedly refused to defend its insured in a commercial trucking versus car accident.  It gambled and lost. As the Appellate Court ruling states, the outcome provides a warning for insurance companies who refuse to defend their insureds. The Appellate Court ruled that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of   Continue Reading »
Kevin G. Owens

Owens to Speak at Product Liability Seminar, Gateway to Product Safety

On April 22 and 23, 2015, shareholder Kevin G. Owens will be speaking at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) annual Product Safety & Compliance Seminar and Product Liability Seminar, Gateway to Product Safety, in St. Louis, MO.  On April 22, he will speak on Used Equipment – Compliant in All Markets with Craig Beymer   Continue Reading »
Joe Spitzzeri

Spitzzeri Receives "Friend of the Program" Award from Kaneland High School

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Joseph F. Spitzzeri, recently received the “Friend of the Program” Award from the Kaneland High School basketball team in Maple Park, IL.  The award recognizes Mr. Spitzzeri’s years of volunteer service to the high school and to the Maple Park, IL basketball league, including having founded and coached the Kaneland Cagers,   Continue Reading »

Johnson & Bell Supports Loyola Academy Bar Association

Members of the Loyola Academy Bar Association met on February 11, 2015 for their second annual luncheon held at the University Club of Chicago. Notably, over $15,000 was raised for Loyola’s tuition assistance program. The meeting was a great opportunity for reconnecting and socializing with LA graduate members of the bench and bar as well   Continue Reading »
Garrett Boehm

Johnson & Bell Attorney Speaking at Healthcare Risk Management Event

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Garrett L. Boehm, Jr., is a discussion leader at the Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society (CHRMS) Law Day 2014.  CHRMS promotes patient safety and provides tools aimed at minimizing risk and liability to patients and healthcare organizations.  During the day-long conference, Garrett will brief attendees on emerging health care legal issues. CHRMS Law   Continue Reading »
Donald O'Brien

Donald J. O'Brien Jr.

Judge Donald J. O’Brien, Jr. was principal in the firm of O’Brien, Redding and Hyde for 27 years, during which time he tried 107 cases to verdict in both the state and federal courts and at the appellate level in both the state and federal courts. In 1990, he was appointed to Cook County Circuit   Continue Reading »
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